Bengali Hunt Desk: Maharashtra ATS (Anti Terrorism Squad) arrested eight people on Monday. Seven of them are Bangladeshis. They have been accused of making and forging paper to obtain Indian passports. An official said, ‘ATS’s Kalachauki unit received a report in November that Akram Khan, a 26-year-old Bangladeshi youth, was living illegally in Mumbai and was helping people in his home country stay in India illegally.
The ATS arrested him from Sebri area, the official said. His name is Akram Nur Alauddin Nabi Sheikh, and he is a resident of Noakhali, Bangladesh. Akram helped two people who were staying in India illegally. He made their Aadhaar card, PAN card and Indian passport. The ATS official said that during the interrogation, it was learned that they have been illegally issuing Indian passports to Bangladeshis since 2013. They have made illegal passports of at least 75 people.
Another arrested was Abin Qadir, a resident of Entap Hill, who was supplying fake rubber stamps. Nitin Nikam, who was also arrested, used to make fake bank passbooks.
According to officials, Sohail Abdul Shuvan Sheikh, 33, Abdul Sheikh Shamsul Hok, 42, and Abdul Kasham Sheikh, 28, were arrested on charges of illegally entering India and forging passports with fake identity cards.